As most of you will know, we usually run Health and Wellbeing Events three times a year providing health and wellbeing information and advice and signposting local resources and services. Sadly, all our events have had to be cancelled this year but we’ve some exciting news to tell you!
Working with the West Lancashire Macmillan Centre and the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, we’ve planned a series of virtual Health & Wellbeing sessions throughout November to help support people affected by cancer, whether it’s the person themselves, their carers, their family or friends. the sessions will cover a range of topics. Some will be delivered by clinical nurse specialists from the hospital, and others will be led by local support services such as Citizens Advice Bureau, Sefton Advocacy and Clinical Psychology. Practical advice will also be on the agenda, including exercise, fatigue, skin care and emotional support. The idea is that people can just register for a session that is of particular interest to them and we’re hoping that as most of us have adapted to staying connected through video calls these new virtual sessions should come naturally to the majority of people.
For those who don’t have the technology to take part in the virtual sessions, we’re also producing a directory of all the local organisations and services across Southport and Formby and West Lancashire that support people affected by cancer – and don’t forget you can still call us on either of the number’s below for a chat or to book a face to face appointment.
For a full timetable of the Health and Wellbeing sessions or information about how to access support through the centre, call Tanya on 07976 167188 or Julia on 07947 630654, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.southportmacmillancentre.org.uk.